Letter: Oppose nation’s move toward dictatorship


In recent times, there has been a growing concern about the threat to Democracy in the United States. With the rise of former President Donald Trump and his continued efforts to undermine the democratic process, many are left wondering where the public outcry is. Am I the only one concerned about the Republican vow to end democracy and potentially make Trump a dictator?

The Republican Party, once known for its commitment to democracy and the rule of law, has taken a disturbing turn in recent years. From spreading baseless claims of election fraud to supporting voter suppression efforts, the GOP seems intent on dismantling the very foundations of our democracy. This raises the question: are the members of the Grand Old Party just going to sit back and let this happen?

It is often said that silence is complicity. In the face of a clear threat to democracy, the lack of meaningful opposition from within the Republican Party is concerning. Are they, the champions of democracies past, willing to let it go and put a dictator in the office of the President? Or are they simply willing to trade principles for power?

While the actions of political leaders are important, ultimately, it is the American people who hold the power to defend democracy. The strength of our democracy lies in the collective will of the people to uphold the values of freedom, equality, and justice. It is up to us to hold our elected officials accountable and demand that they prioritize the preservation of our democratic institutions.

As individuals, we must not underestimate the power of our voices. History has shown us time and time again that change comes when people are willing to stand up and speak out against injustice. In the face of the erosion of democratic norms, it is more important than ever to be vocal in our opposition to any moves towards dictatorship.

Defending democracy is not a partisan issue – it is a fundamental principle that transcends political divides. As we navigate these challenging times, it is crucial that we remain vigilant in protecting our democratic institutions. The future of our country depends on our collective willingness to stand up for what is right and resist any attempts to undermine the very essence of our democracy. Are you ready to join the fight? The time to defend democracy is now.

Bob Spitzer